JAY-Z’s Entire Back Catalog Returns to Spotify in Honor of His 50th Birthday

Published: Wednesday 4th Dec 2019 by Rashad

JAY-Z may be celebrating his 50th birthday today (December 4), but it looks like he’s the one handing out the gifts.

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To accompany celebration of his milestone birthday, JAY – in a surprising move – restored his entire discography to Spotify.  Fans may remember the rapper, producer, and record executive – who is part-owner of the platform’s rival, TIDAL – removed the majority of his studio efforts from Spotify in 2017.  Leaving only ‘Reasonable Doubt,’ ‘In My Lifetime,’ ‘Vol 1 & 2…Hard Knock Life,’ behind of his solo discography, listeners were also able to enjoy ‘Collision Course’ – his 2004 joint album with rockers Linkin Park.

Now, after years of being exclusive listing on TIDAL, his full catalog (including the Kanye West collaboration ‘Watch the Throne,’ ‘The Black Album,’ and ‘American Gangster‘) are available to Spotify users.

At present, it is unclear if he intends to keep his music on the streaming service permanently or if it will be removed again at a later date.
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  1. only facts December 4, 2019

    Oh. I wish I was a fan. He creeps me out and I lost respect after he began to support the NFL and lied about being in contact with Kapernick.

    BYE JAY-Z!

    Camila Cabello’s FLOPS:
    – Crying in the club – peak of 47 after big budget video and 2017 Billboard awards performance
    – Sangria Wine – Didn’t chart after a big budget performance at the 2018 Billboard awards
    – Real Friends (she even did a REMIX with Swae Lee) – didn’t chart
    – Mi Persona Favorita – didn’t chart
    – Love Incredible with Cashmere Cat – didn’t chart
    – Hey Ma with Pitbull – didn’t chart
    – Know No Better – peaked at 87
    – Find U Again with Mark Ronson – didn’t chart even after promo and big budget video
    – Cry For Me – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
    – Easy – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
    – Living Proof – didn’t chart after AMA’s performance or the video release

    • Done December 4, 2019

      You’re dope, let’s have tea 🍵

  2. Jasmine December 4, 2019

    Who cares. Hes so petty and old.

  3. Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

    2019’s most-streamed female artists on Spotify:

    1) @billieeilish
    2) @ArianaGrande
    3) @taylorswift13
    4) @Camila_Cabello
    5) @halsey

    With all those flops Camila released, Camila is still number 4, most streamed female artist on spotify.
    🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

    Some people can not relate.

    Jay z, spotify ain’t tidal, u cant lie about streaming numbers.

    • only facts December 4, 2019

      “Cannot” is ONE word. How dumb are you? You can’t even spell Senorita correctly. Read a book.

      Camila Cabello’s FLOPS:
      – Crying in the club – peak of 47 after big budget video and 2017 Billboard awards performance
      – Sangria Wine – Didn’t chart after a big budget performance at the 2018 Billboard awards
      – Real Friends (she even did a REMIX with Swae Lee) – didn’t chart
      – Mi Persona Favorita – didn’t chart
      – Love Incredible with Cashmere Cat – didn’t chart
      – Hey Ma with Pitbull – didn’t chart
      – Know No Better – peaked at 87
      – Find U Again with Mark Ronson – didn’t chart even after promo and big budget video
      – Cry For Me – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
      – Easy – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
      – Living Proof – didn’t chart after AMA’s performance or the video release

      • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

        I have driven u mad
        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

        My power

        Now u have turned into a troll like jasmine. A broken clock.
        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

        U still haven’t told us normani achievements of 2019.
        A 33 debut is not an achievement
        Posing in fenty underwear is not an achievement
        Getting hype from Rihanna and beyonce is not an achievement

        I can list Camila achievements in 2019.

      • only facts December 4, 2019

        I’m just making it as clear as possible that camila is a flop. 🙂 I just want you to visualize all of the flops she has released. A main pop girl wouldn’t have this many flops to her name at the beginning of her career. GaGa, Katy, Britney, Beyoncé would have NEVER had more than TEN flops within the first few years of their careers LOL

        You’re pathetic just like the insecure, disproportionate face, legs always open on album covers, Camila.

        Camila Cabello’s FLOPS:
        – Crying in the club – peak of 47 after big budget video and 2017 Billboard awards performance
        – Sangria Wine – Didn’t chart after a big budget performance at the 2018 Billboard awards
        – Real Friends (she even did a REMIX with Swae Lee) – didn’t chart
        – Mi Persona Favorita – didn’t chart
        – Love Incredible with Cashmere Cat – didn’t chart
        – Hey Ma with Pitbull – didn’t chart
        – Know No Better – peaked at 87
        – Find U Again with Mark Ronson – didn’t chart even after promo and big budget video
        – Cry For Me – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
        – Easy – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
        – Living Proof – didn’t chart after AMA’s performance or the video release

      • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

        Ur a loser

        Always losing arguments

        😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

        Always spreading lies and fake news

        I keep beating u in every argument.
        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

        Now I have turned u into a troll like jasmine.

        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣

        U are done on this blog.
        🤭🤭

    • only facts December 4, 2019

      So this list of flops is fake? Correct the chart positions 🙂 Correct them doll!

      I’m done on this blog? You realize not ONE person on this blog likes you? Just like nobody on this blog likes Camila. I mean, damn, the article with Living Proof said that song was “b-side at best” LOL.

      The only losers I see are you and Camila. Her star is fading and you don’t know how to handle it. She will end up just like Iggy Azalea.

      Camila Cabello’s FLOPS:
      – Crying in the club – peak of 47 after big budget video and 2017 Billboard awards performance
      – Sangria Wine – Didn’t chart after a big budget performance at the 2018 Billboard awards
      – Real Friends (she even did a REMIX with Swae Lee) – didn’t chart
      – Mi Persona Favorita – didn’t chart
      – Love Incredible with Cashmere Cat – didn’t chart
      – Hey Ma with Pitbull – didn’t chart
      – Know No Better – peaked at 87
      – Find U Again with Mark Ronson – didn’t chart even after promo and big budget video
      – Cry For Me – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
      – Easy – didn’t chart even after SNL performance
      – Living Proof – didn’t chart after AMA’s performance or the video release

      • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

        Her star is fading but she’s number 4 most streamed female artist of 2019

        Her star is fading but she’s about to sell out Madison Square garden capacity 20,000

        Her star is fading but she scored another number one this year. Seniorita the most streamed song of 2019

        Her star is fading but she’s the first and only female with 2 songs with 1 billion streams each

        Normani isnt even a star so there’s no star to fade in normani’s case.
        What are normani achievements in 2019?

        After all the hype and free promo she still couldn’t score a Grammy nomination or a number one.

        Her comes the “she had a top 33 debut, blah blah blah”
        🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣🤣
        Is this something to be proud of, a 33 debut

        Camila scored a number one.
        A number one with a feature is better than a 33 debut. Lol
        Seniorita is still in the top ten after 7 months o f release.

      • only facts December 4, 2019

        I’ll address each thing you listed:

        1) streams are bought (see payola investigation)
        2) look at ticketmaster, no tickets are being sold for her tour
        3) you still can’t spell SENORITA correctly (moron)
        4) once again, streams are bought
        5) Normani’s achievements: First big hit of 2019, DWAS was her second top 10 hit, won a VMA, released her first SOLO song and it peaked at 33 (higher than all of Camila’s 2019 solo songs), Fenty ambassador, etc
        6) after all the promo, big budget videos, awards show performances, and two SNL performances, Camila still couldn’t reach the top 40 with her SOLO songs
        7) once again, learn how to correctly spell SENORITA

      • Clarkso00n December 4, 2019

        DWAS is not a hit

        DWAS is not the first big hit of 2019

        Arianna Grande than kurt next and halsey without me are the first big hits of 2019

        Normani won an rnb vma. She wasnt eve presented the award on stage. She was given that award back stage

        a 33 debut I s not a hit. After all the promo and hype from everybody in the industry.
        U dont compare normani most successful song to Camila least successful songs. Its dumb.
        2 on outpeaked pretty hurts, does that mean tinashe is more successful than beyonce? NO

        Being a fenty ambassador is not an achievement.
        Drag queen naomi smalls is also a fenty ambassador.

        Are these all normani achievements?
        None of them can hold water.

        😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭😭

  4. Swirly December 4, 2019

    Say what you want about Jay, but he has a damn near flawless catalogue. Happy 50th sir!

    • Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

      Listening to Politics As Usual with the same feeling when I was 16 🔥🥰

    • Done December 4, 2019

      He’s dope

    • Okay? December 4, 2019

      👏👏👏👏🐐🐐🐐🐐👍👍👍👍🎂🎂🎂🎂😘😘😘😘❤❤❤❤

  5. J December 4, 2019

    Jay-Z has so many songs man. I forgot how big his impact has been.

  6. Fancy BISH December 4, 2019

    “Original, Jigga’s the future flow, digital.” -Imaginary Player, 1997 🔥🔥🔥

  7. What would Whitney do December 4, 2019

    Y’all just wanted to tell us he is now 50. ..yes even Jay-Z ages

  8. December 4, 2019

    congratz to him.

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